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4 Free Earth Day Lessons for Early Learners

 

By Scholastic Classroom Magazine Editors

Grades: PreK-2

Source: Scholastic Classroom Magazines

Even though your early learners probably aren't in school right now, there are so many ways they can celebrate Earth Day at home. These four free lessons from Scholastic Classroom Magazines are a great place to start. Just find your grade level below:

PRE-K: Save Critters from the Litter

KINDERGARTEN: Don't Be A Litter Bug

GRADE 1: Forest Helpers

GRADE 2: Beach of Glass

Looking for more free resources? Keep reading.

More Resources for Preschool & Pre-K

Start your Earth Day lesson with “Save the Critters from the Litter,” from My Big World magazine. In this interactive, colorful article, children get to cross out litter in animal habitats like parks, ponds, and forests. For even more Earth Day enjoyment, check out these additional My Big World resources:

Hooray for Earth Day (Video)

Cross Out the Litter (Activity )

Marbled Art Earth (Hands-on Craft)

More Resources for Kindergarten

Begin your virtual Earth Day celebration with “Don’t Be a Litter Bug” from Let’s Find Out magazine. In this delightful rebus reader, your kids will learn about our beautiful Earth and how they can pitch in to protect it. Extend your Earth Day learning with these other free resources from Let’s Find Out magazine:

Hooray for Earth Day! (Video)

Recycle Your Markers! (Hands-on Activity)

Don’t Be a Litterbug  (Printable Comprehension Activity)

Park Cleanup (Printable Map Activity)

More Resources for Grade One

We recommend kicking off your Earth Day lesson with “Forest Helpers” from Scholastic News magazine. In this text, your kids will read about tapirs, and how these amazing animals help the rainforest with their poop.

But that’s just the beginning of our Earth Day excitement. Keep the learning going with:

What Are Endangered Animals? (Video)

Reading Comprehension Questions (Printable Activity Sheet)

Write a Poem About Tapirs (Printable Writing Activity)

Color by Vowel Sound (A Tapir Coloring Activity)

Reading level too high? Try this easier version of the text.

More Resources for Grade 2

Start your Earth Day exploration with “Beach of Glass” from Scholastic News. In this short text, kids will read about a beach made entirely of sea glass. For a stimulating family conversation, make sure to check out the corresponding Debate It feature.

Scholastic News is also offering a few other Earth Day goodies we think your second graders will love: 

Save Our Seas (Video)

Reading Comprehension Questions (Printable Activity Sheet)

Debate It! Should People Be Allowed to Take Sea Glass?

Reading level too easy for your children? Try this harder version of the text.

Need Even More Remote-Learning Resources?

Whether you are teacher or a parent, we hope this free content helps you celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and keeps the learning going at home. Scholastic is committed to developing and sharing resources that will help students stay engaged while schools are closed. For more free content, visit our Learn at Home site and stay tuned to this blog. 

Even though your early learners probably aren't in school right now, there are so many ways they can celebrate Earth Day at home. These four free lessons from Scholastic Classroom Magazines are a great place to start. Just find your grade level below:

PRE-K: Save Critters from the Litter

KINDERGARTEN: Don't Be A Litter Bug

GRADE 1: Forest Helpers

GRADE 2: Beach of Glass

Looking for more free resources? Keep reading.

More Resources for Preschool & Pre-K

Start your Earth Day lesson with “Save the Critters from the Litter,” from My Big World magazine. In this interactive, colorful article, children get to cross out litter in animal habitats like parks, ponds, and forests. For even more Earth Day enjoyment, check out these additional My Big World resources:

Hooray for Earth Day (Video)

Cross Out the Litter (Activity )

Marbled Art Earth (Hands-on Craft)

More Resources for Kindergarten

Begin your virtual Earth Day celebration with “Don’t Be a Litter Bug” from Let’s Find Out magazine. In this delightful rebus reader, your kids will learn about our beautiful Earth and how they can pitch in to protect it. Extend your Earth Day learning with these other free resources from Let’s Find Out magazine:

Hooray for Earth Day! (Video)

Recycle Your Markers! (Hands-on Activity)

Don’t Be a Litterbug  (Printable Comprehension Activity)

Park Cleanup (Printable Map Activity)

More Resources for Grade One

We recommend kicking off your Earth Day lesson with “Forest Helpers” from Scholastic News magazine. In this text, your kids will read about tapirs, and how these amazing animals help the rainforest with their poop.

But that’s just the beginning of our Earth Day excitement. Keep the learning going with:

What Are Endangered Animals? (Video)

Reading Comprehension Questions (Printable Activity Sheet)

Write a Poem About Tapirs (Printable Writing Activity)

Color by Vowel Sound (A Tapir Coloring Activity)

Reading level too high? Try this easier version of the text.

More Resources for Grade 2

Start your Earth Day exploration with “Beach of Glass” from Scholastic News. In this short text, kids will read about a beach made entirely of sea glass. For a stimulating family conversation, make sure to check out the corresponding Debate It feature.

Scholastic News is also offering a few other Earth Day goodies we think your second graders will love: 

Save Our Seas (Video)

Reading Comprehension Questions (Printable Activity Sheet)

Debate It! Should People Be Allowed to Take Sea Glass?

Reading level too easy for your children? Try this harder version of the text.

Need Even More Remote-Learning Resources?

Whether you are teacher or a parent, we hope this free content helps you celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and keeps the learning going at home. Scholastic is committed to developing and sharing resources that will help students stay engaged while schools are closed. For more free content, visit our Learn at Home site and stay tuned to this blog. 

Even though your early learners probably aren't in school right now, there are so many ways they can celebrate Earth Day at home. These four free lessons from Scholastic Classroom Magazines are a great place to start. Just find your grade level below:

PRE-K: Save Critters from the Litter

KINDERGARTEN: Don't Be A Litter Bug

GRADE 1: Forest Helpers

GRADE 2: Beach of Glass

Looking for more free resources? Keep reading.

More Resources for Preschool & Pre-K

Start your Earth Day lesson with “Save the Critters from the Litter,” from My Big World magazine. In this interactive, colorful article, children get to cross out litter in animal habitats like parks, ponds, and forests. For even more Earth Day enjoyment, check out these additional My Big World resources:

Hooray for Earth Day (Video)

Cross Out the Litter (Activity )

Marbled Art Earth (Hands-on Craft)

More Resources for Kindergarten

Begin your virtual Earth Day celebration with “Don’t Be a Litter Bug” from Let’s Find Out magazine. In this delightful rebus reader, your kids will learn about our beautiful Earth and how they can pitch in to protect it. Extend your Earth Day learning with these other free resources from Let’s Find Out magazine:

Hooray for Earth Day! (Video)

Recycle Your Markers! (Hands-on Activity)

Don’t Be a Litterbug  (Printable Comprehension Activity)

Park Cleanup (Printable Map Activity)

More Resources for Grade One

We recommend kicking off your Earth Day lesson with “Forest Helpers” from Scholastic News magazine. In this text, your kids will read about tapirs, and how these amazing animals help the rainforest with their poop.

But that’s just the beginning of our Earth Day excitement. Keep the learning going with:

What Are Endangered Animals? (Video)

Reading Comprehension Questions (Printable Activity Sheet)

Write a Poem About Tapirs (Printable Writing Activity)

Color by Vowel Sound (A Tapir Coloring Activity)

Reading level too high? Try this easier version of the text.

More Resources for Grade 2

Start your Earth Day exploration with “Beach of Glass” from Scholastic News. In this short text, kids will read about a beach made entirely of sea glass. For a stimulating family conversation, make sure to check out the corresponding Debate It feature.

Scholastic News is also offering a few other Earth Day goodies we think your second graders will love: 

Save Our Seas (Video)

Reading Comprehension Questions (Printable Activity Sheet)

Debate It! Should People Be Allowed to Take Sea Glass?

Reading level too easy for your children? Try this harder version of the text.

Need Even More Remote-Learning Resources?

Whether you are teacher or a parent, we hope this free content helps you celebrate Earth Day on April 22 and keeps the learning going at home. Scholastic is committed to developing and sharing resources that will help students stay engaged while schools are closed. For more free content, visit our Learn at Home site and stay tuned to this blog.